One Starlit Night It is not always that I go out into the late night but on this one night, I arrived home late. It was a crisp and cold night and I took a moment to look up into the night sky. Since there were no outside lights on in the house, the stars above shone with special brilliance.
I started to think about other things as I gazed into the night sky. It hit me clearly that we often take for granted a lot of things around us these beautiful stars were always there but I had taken very little time in the past to really appreciate them.
We stood in the kitchen talking. I was discussing my upcoming change in lifestyle. I was excited yet hesitant as I talked about it.
We set a goal many years ago to change our lifestyle from one of the hectic city life, working to pay the bills….. to one of a slower country pace, working on our "wanna do's".
Yet as I talked to my friend about this, there was hesitation in my voice. what are you doing
Leaving a company where I had worked for over 26 years, leaving friends who have become like family to me.
What Goes Around Comes Around There are a lot of situations in life where we need help. I don't believe that there are There are a lot of situations in life where we need help.
many people who have not been assisted by someone else at some point in their lives whether that is simply through verbal support, or help to overcome a hurdle that one faces in a personal or professional way.
Some years ago, I was managing an employee assistance program and had a number of my own clients as well. It was a busy position involving not only the day to day issues facing a counselling program but the assigned additional duties involving committees and its related commitment.
A Gift You Are Given To Use Each person I know loves to receive gifts from time to time. It is not that they do not Do You Appreciate This Gift?
give gifts also, but they like to receive a gift - who doesn't. Some people would tell you that they do not receive gifts at all - I would not argue with these people if they mean that they do not receive gifts of a materialistic kind.
However, each one of these people does receive a fabulous gift daily although they may not appreciate it fully, or at all.
So many people seem to ignore this gift, or abuse this gift.
"When you ask these successful and accomplished individuals about
their turning points and listen carefully, you will often hear truly
enlightening and inspirational stories -stories that can serve as a shining beacon of light to us all."
Bernie Swain, What Made Me Who I Am